Special Programs

  • 21st Century Community Learning Center: 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) is an out of school time program offered free of charge through a federal grant administered by the New Mexico Public Education Department.  The program offers academic, leadership, and enrichment opportunities for students and families.  Click here for more information. 

  • Fine Arts Programs: Española Public Schools receives Fine Arts Education Act programing to all K-6 school sites, this program offers opportunities for elementary students to participate in fine arts activities, including visual arts, music, theater and dance. Our school utilizes its fine arts funding to provide music and arts education.

  • Bilingual & EL Services: Española Public Schools implements a Heritage Language (Spanish or Tewa) instructional programs at all school sites and at most grade levels (K-12) as staff is available. Española Public Schools also offers English Language Development (ELD) to English Learners (ELs) as needed at all school sites. EL services are enhanced and supported through Title III program funding.  Click here for more information. 

  • Indian Education Services: Española Public School's Indian Education Department strives to provide a culturally-appropriate and responsive educational experience, while providing a quality education for the capacity and sustainability of our Native American students and their tribes, while providing and strengthening community, cultural relations, and understandings within the Española Valley. Click here for more information. 

  • HOPE Program: The Homeless Opportunities = Power in Education program supports students who are experiencing unstable housing, doubled-up situations, homelessness or inadequate living conditions. HOPE strives to improve training, identification, enrollment, stability and success in school from pre-school to high school to post-secondary education.  Students Living in unstable housing or in doubled up situations may be eligible for support services at their school sites.  Click here for more information. 

  • Title I Program: Title I provides financial assistance to districts and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Our school utilizes its Title I funding to provide a Title I Educational Assistant. Click here for more information.   

  • Inquiry Based Science Education: The Inquiry Science Education Consortium (ISEC) nurtures partnerships and cultivates excellence in public education in Northern New Mexico. ISEC is the LANL Foundation's flagship K-12 Program, dedicated to increasing equity and access to quality STEM education for students in grades K–6 throughout Northern New Mexico. The program initiated early alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards and supported the State in advocating for its NM STEM Ready! Science Standards. Click here for more information.   Click here for more information. 

  • Student Council:  Our school offers a student council program in grades three to six.   Student council members work together with an adult advisor within the framework of a constitution or bylaws to provide a means for student expression and assistance in school affairs and activities, gives opportunities for student experience in leadership and encourage student, faculty, and community relations. Through projects and activities, student councils work to promote citizenship, scholarship, leadership, human relations, and cultural values.   

  • Elementary Sports Program:  Espanola Public Schools supports a district basketball and cheer program for students in grades 4-6.  Eligible student athletes may participate in district organized games each fall. 

  • Cooking with Kids: Our school provides Cooking with Kids school.   Cooking with Kids educates and empowers children and families to make healthy food choices through hands-on learning with fresh, affordable foods. Cooking with kids promotes communities where families cook together, teachers engage students, farms nurture crops, and chefs inspire creativity.  Click here for more information. 

  • Embudo Valley Tutoring Association:  EVTA provides trained tutors to schools and programs between Taos and Velarde, preference being given to rural areas.

    EVTA helps dyslexic and other learning-disabled students succeed by training tutors to provide specialized support, help reduce the high school dropout rate by helping children become proficient readers and acquire foundational math skills in the primary years.

  • 4-H Program: The goal of 4-H is to develop citizenship, leadership, responsibility and life skills of youth through experiential learning programs and a positive youth development approach.

  • Green Our Planet, Hydroponic Gardens:  Students will learn of Hydroponic systems that will range in complexity from simple Kratky containers to aeroponics systems. We will plant gardens in these systems providing a natural laboratory for students to learn STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in a hands-on, experiential way. Schools in hydroponics program receive everything they need to have a successful garden.

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